Beebe asks U.S. help to fill Medicaid gaps

Waiver would let state access federal cash

Posted: November 15, 2012 at 12:27 a.m.

Gov. Mike Beebe, speaking Wednesday at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting in Little Rock, said Medicaid expansion is the best way to avoid cuts to nursing care for 10,000 to 15,000 senior citizens and disabled people. Article, 3A

Gov. Mike Beebe has asked the federal government for a wide-ranging Medicaid deal that would allow Arkansas to access federal funds to help plug the $4.6 billion program’s estimated $138 million deficit, quicken its payment overhaul and pave the way to expanding its rolls by up to 250,000 people.

Beebe talks Medicaid shortfall, expansion in LR

Gov. Mike Beebe spoke Wednesday at the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, touching on Medicaid expansion and the Medicaid shortfall during his remarks. (By Gavin Lesnick)
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